World

vaccine

Will a vaccine really be ready by September?

May 18, 2020 1:39 pm

Things work differently in a crisis. There is a desperation to get things done

sweden

Sweden has pioneered an alternative to lockdown — and it works

May 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Confinement is not a good way to manage uncertainty

extremists

Extremists are going to thrive in the post-lockdown world

May 16, 2020 4:39 pm

When I trawl the chat boards and the jihadi messenger groups it’s clear that they are preparing to exploit the economic crisis to come

france

France’s bid to tame the German giant

May 15, 2020 12:02 pm

Fear is rising of an asymmetric European economic exit from the pandemic

cold

Could having a cold protect against COVID?

May 15, 2020 8:24 am

Immunity from other influenza viruses helped protect the population during the outbreak of swine flu

costly

This is not a natural disaster, but a manmade one

May 14, 2020 2:00 pm

I am steeped in dread. I foresee months, if not years, of inane gesturing towards ‘safety’ that makes no appreciable difference to the nation’s health

british

The British state needs rewiring

May 14, 2020 12:39 pm

Britain has long prided itself on its Rolls-Royce government machine, but this crisis has exposed its limitations

locusts

Another plague is enveloping the world — locusts

May 14, 2020 9:52 am

Soon we will see individual swarms the size of London

marion marechal le pen

Marion Maréchal and La France profonde

May 14, 2020 9:22 am

Marine Le Pen’s niece has plans for a new ‘Latin Alliance’ to protect European liberty

lockdown

League of nations: the race out of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:59 pm

We’re taking part in a worldwide laboratory experiment

economy poverty lives global

Lives vs lives: the global cost of lockdown

May 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Policies that depress the world economy put millions at risk

saudi

Oil on troubled waters: the US-Saudi alliance is crumbling

May 13, 2020 11:18 pm

There’s been a change to Trump’s strategy in the Middle East

modeling

Can we trust COVID modeling?

May 13, 2020 11:32 am

The evidence from Sweden suggests not

new york times

Coronavirus offers another excuse for the New York Times to bash Britain

May 12, 2020 4:14 pm

The Gray Lady’s anti-British animus is worth highlighting

benjamin netanyahu

Why Benjamin Netanyahu has outlasted all his political rivals

May 12, 2020 12:48 pm

He has maneuvered the religious Jewish Orthodox parties to rely only on him

child passing on covid-19

No evidence of children passing on COVID-19 to relatives, says Icelandic study

May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

The study’s outcome appears to indicate that reopening schools would be safe

ma jian

Ma Jian: China’s regime is ‘stronger than ever’

May 11, 2020 3:05 pm

The dissident author Ma Jian on China after the virus

taiwan

President Trump’s support for Taiwan is welcome

May 11, 2020 12:18 pm

The US government has done more than most to enhance ties with Taipei

emmanuel macron france

The French coronavirus approach could be working

May 11, 2020 10:05 am

There’s a greater maturity in the way that the French press have covered the crisis and that’s reflected in the behavior of the people and politicians

iceland

Iceland and the story of a very British invasion

May 10, 2020 10:48 am

The British diplomats explained that they were terribly sorry about the inconvenience

lockdowns derangement lockdown

Ten reasons to end the lockdown now

May 9, 2020 10:14 am

Lockdown is impairing our ability to live with the effects of this virus, while not changing the long game

pangolins WHO

WHO ate all the pangolins?

May 8, 2020 12:43 pm

The World Health Organizations tacit defense of Traditional Chinese Medicine

neil ferguson

Forget Neil Ferguson’s personal failures — it’s his science that needs scrutiny

May 8, 2020 11:09 am

We should welcome the efforts to test and even to tear down the Imperial model — this is what the scientific process is

british empire

In defense of the British Empire

May 8, 2020 9:51 am

If the Empire was a system of exploitation, it was a very inept one

saudi

Has Trump finally decided to dump Saudi?

May 8, 2020 5:29 am

Two US jet fighter squadrons have just left the region, and the US Navy presence in the Persian Gulf is also being wound down